Pudsey – Live Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy Cake Decorating | Cakeflix - Beginner Level Courses
HD Lessons: 8
Decorating time: 1.5 hours


Highlights from the Pudsey Bear Live show.

1. Carving the cake

It’s time to get started! We begin by baking  a 10” round cake then Paul carved out the shape of Pudsey’s head using a template drawn earlier.

2. Covering with buttercream

For the next step Paul covers the cake using buttercream and answers a few burning questions from the live audience.

3. Icing the cake

Our Pudsey is beginning to take shape now as Paul gives him his signature colour and shows you step by step how to cover a cake using yellow fondant to get a smooth clean finish.

4. Covering the board

Every great cake artist should have this under their belt as Paul shows you how to cover a board using icing.

5. Making Pudsey's bandage

Now our Pudsey is really beginning to take shape as we make his bandage.

6. Adding the facial features

Our Pudsey is almost done! Paul completes the Pudsey look by adding the cute little nose, mouth and eye.

7. Finishing touches

To finish up Paul shows you how add that little bit of extra shine to the finished product.

Pudsey Bear Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make something special for Children in Need with our FREE Pudsey Bear cake tutorial. Filmed live from the CakeFlix studio, Paul Bradford shows you how to make the face of such an important cause.

Children in Need offers opportunities to children who need it most. And this year we will be using the power of cake to raise money at the biggest cake show in the world – Cake International.

At Cake International this year, CakeFlix members from all across the world will be hosting their own display of Pudsey the Bear cakes to raise awareness of such a great cause!

To find out more about entering the display. Premium and Pro members can click on the dropdown bottom at the top right-hand side of their screen.

Donations can also be made by visiting the Children In Need page.

In the following tutorial, you will learn…

  • How to cover an easy shape
  • Simple carving
  • Easy cut outs
  • Adding basic features
  • and much, more

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix community on our Facebook group or by entering our Cake of the Month competition for the chance to win some prizes!

View hundreds of more world-class tutorials only at www.cakeflix.com.

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  • 10″ Round Sponge cake
  • 12″ Round Cake Drum
  • 1.5 Kg Buttercream (500g butter, 1 Kg icing sugar)
  • 1kg Yellow Sugarpaste
  • 500g White Sugarpaste
  • 150g Black Sugarpaste
  • 30g Red Sugarpaste
  • 30g Green Sugarpaste
  • 30g Blue Sugarpaste


  • Rolling Pin
  • Bread Knife
  • Small sharp knife
  • No6 Paint brush
  • 12″ round cake drum x 2
  • 10″ square cake card
  • Flexi scraper
  • Corn flour
  • Small round cutter
Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  


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